Definition of Pastinaca

1. Noun. A rosid dicot genus of the family Umbelliferae; includes parsnips.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pastinaca

Pasteur effect
Pasteur pipette
Pasteur pipettes
Pasteur vaccine
Pasteurella anatipestifer
Pasteurella novicida
Pasteurella pestis
Pasteurella pfaffii
Pasteurella pseudotuberculosis
Pasteurella septicaemiae
Pasteurella tularensis
Pastia's sign
Pastinaca sativa
Pastor roseus
Pastor sturnus
Patagonian Desert
Patagonian tinamou
Patagonian tinamous
Patagonian weasel

Literary usage of Pastinaca

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1. History of Cultivated Vegetables: Comprising Their Botanical, Medicinal by Henry Phillips (1822)
"THE garden parsnip, pastinaca sativa, is thought to be a native plant, and to have been procured by cultivation from the wild parsnip, pastinaca sylvestris ..."

2. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1857)
"In reality, the pastinaca or Sting-ray is not venomous; but the wounds inflicted by the sting in its tail are highly dangerous, from their tendency to ..."

3. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt, Malcolm Burr (1890)
"The former, an addition to the island list, was found in two places on pastinaca sativa; the latter occurred on its usual foodplant, in Lorden Copse, ..."

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